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An antidote to my more commercial mainstream photography. The larger images are usually mine, the smaller reblogged images are art I like and often the type of images that I might like to produce working in collaboration others.

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Under the Tyne Bridge Street cool in Newcastle

http://lighttouch.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Street-Photography/G0000Z8CIRrUlAtw/I00004f0mRxyYrb0/C00008TTbooxQ47U

A London summer shower

Yesterday I was in London and had to get from the National Portrait Gallery to Embankment station. These were the photos I capture en route, ducking out of the rain as best I could and taking some street shots the best I could without getting rain drops on the lens. 

Perhaps I was the only one without an umbrella.

> These, and other street photos

"Self portraits are intimate and pure in a way that would be impossible with another person involved." 

Broken (2014)

© Scott H. More new work with the nude, in my more usual monochrome.

From a friend, andsewon:

please reblog widely.

© Scott H. Available as an environmental nude print

Self by sabrina-dacos:

Apnœa

thrushbone:

Self-portrait (Berlin, 1933) by Marianne Breslauer (via monkeastman : thesartorialist)

Untitled self (2014)

Allablur on Flickr.

Challenging my gaze while making me smile as the geekism: inrooms:

Dr. Minder’s Anatomical Manikin of the Female Body

selenium toned fiber based silver gelatin print, 2014

in-rooms.com

work print available on brittanymarkert.bigcartel.com 

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Cool couple ;)

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My partner for over 26 years, my wife for almost 25, stands by me in this image from 1995 with a perfect expression to match mine, indifferent to the absence of clothing from the waste down, looking at the camera with confidence and at ease.

We did not discuss how we were going to pose, perhaps that helped. We just stood there and the self timer whirred and the shutter clicked, capturing the moment with no-fuss frankness.

At the time I worked in the City of London. My expanding portfolio of nude photography was still private although the internet was soon going to provide an anonymous way of sharing the art with others. In contrast to my own passion for photography of the nude, Shirley was then, and still is, ambivalent to nudity and the idea of being a model. It was something she was content to go along with but was not going out of her way to do. I eventually got the message!

I respect her for trusting me in the first place and for allowing me to share what we created together in the same way she respects my enthusiasm to work with those who are enthusiastic about collaborating with me.

I affectionately called this photo ‘cool couple’. I don’t think we were that cool, but that’s the way this photo made us feel.

Life, at Home: Sharon digital out-takes

Two days ago I visited sunny Whitstable, taking a few photos around town as an adjunct to my shoot with Sharon Smithers, the second in my Life, at Home project.. Sharon has been a life model for over 15 years now and it was instinctive for me to contact her about participating. It was a little annoying that both of the film cameras, 35mm and medium format, that I started with misbehaved. But never fear, I had a backup for each; I was never a boy scout but I fortunately was prepared! 

Anyway, much more about Sharon will appear in due course over at the blog site when I have processed the images I capture on film.

In the meantime, here are some photos that I really do like that I took on my digital camera.. My thanks to Sharon for being such a relaxed and talented model. If you would like to work with her, she can be contacted though her Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/sharon.smithers.3

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Reblog of a new find - self portraits by dechiremoi-artwork:

“Black Swan”

Déchire-moi Artwork@2014

http://www.dechiremoi-artwork.com/

A few years ago, and for the artist, I photographed the window display of Sebastian Krueger’s work at Harrods. I don’t think she was quite as interested as him.

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